Her heart don't lie
Gabriella Lucia Cilmi (born 10 October 1991) is an Australian singer-songwriter. She is best known for her debut single "Sweet About Me", released in Australia in April 2008.
In 2008, Cilmi won six ARIA Awards in Australia, taking Best Female Artist, Breakthrough Artist: Single ("Sweet About Me"), Breakthrough Artist: Album (''Lessons to Be Learned'), Best Pop Release (Lessons to Be Learned), Highest Selling Single ("Sweet About Me"), and Single of the Year ("Sweet About Me"). Cilmi covered a Connie Francis song, "Warm This Winter", for Co-operative's Christmas 2008 advertising campaign.
She soon started on her Sophomore album Ten
, released in 2010. Lead single On A Mission came out soon after that, and it was a mild success both in Australia and the UK.
Her singles so far have been: "Sweet About Me", "Don't Want To Go To Bed Now", "Save The Lies", "Sanctuary", "On A Mission", "Hearts Don't Lie" and "Defender".She is of Italian-Australian heritage.
- Lessons To Be Learned (2008)
- Ten (2010)
- The Sting (2013)
This musician shows examples of:
- Anti-Love Song: "Awkward Game".
- All Love Is Unrequited: "Sit In The Blues"
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: "Vicious Love", "Cigarettes and Lies" and "Messy"
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Spent hours getting the vocals right on Hearts Don't Lie.
- Break Up Song: "Got No Place To Go", "Sit in the Blues", "Boys", "Invisible Girl", "Awkward Game", "Glue"
- Cover Version: "Warm This Winter", "Echo Beach", "Cry Me A River".
- Darker and Edgier: Her material is supposed to be going down this road soon.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Some fans refer to her as "Brie" (like the cheese), and Briella (a hypocoristic, i.e. contracted form of her name).
- Executive Meddling: Broke it off with her original Recording Company over these issues. They wanted sexy, she preferred jazzy and personal.
- Fan Disservice: Well, if reports on British showbiz blogs are anything to go by.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Her single Hearts Don't Lie and On A Mission.
- "Messy" and "Sweet About Me" also apply
- Hotter and Sexier: The cover for Ten, where she's lying in her underwear.
- Intercourse with You: "Don't Want to Go To Bed Now", "Messy", "Superman", "Robots", "Superhot".
- Its Pronounced Tro PAY: Her surname is "CHIL-me". Unless you're Something Awful, in which case it's "Kill-me".
- Keep Circulating the Tapes: For some bizarre reason, she seems to be popular with torrent downloaders of music.
- Lighter and Softer: Ten is way more pop then Lessons To Be Learned was.
- Long Title: Don't Want To Go To Bed Now, Love Me Cuz You Want To,
- Moral Guardians: The one photoshoot she did which was sexy was almost ignored by them entirely.
- Ms. Fanservice: Recently indulges in this.
- New Sound Album: Ten was a very different kind of modern throw back pop compared to her debut. It incorporated elements of disco and dance, whereas Lessons to Be Learned was a soul/jazz-inspired album.
- Precision F-Strike: Bloody in Messy counts.
- Refuge in Audacity: "Sweet About Me", "Save The Lies", "Terrifying", "Awkward Game".
- Spiritual Successor: To Delta Goodrem having a similar amount of hits on her first album, and being extremely young and having really good media training skills.
- Silly Love Songs: "Superman"
- Serious Business: Well, if you live Oop North.
- Springtime for Hitler: This is what her fans claim about On A Mission.
- Subdued Section: "Love Me Cos You Want To"
- Rock Star Song: "This Game" and "Terrifying".
- Three Minutes of Writhing: "On A Mission". "Hearts Don;t Lie", "Defender", "Don't Want To Go To Bed Now" and "Save The Lies".
- Your Cheating Heart: "Boys" and "Sit In the Blues".